Tonight, Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 p.m. the South Boston Youth Soccer League

will be holding its annual “Parade of Champions” at Moakley park in the Paul Saunders Stadium.

This is the official kickoff for the fall season in which over 500 of Southie’s finest, its kids, will participate in a spectacular opening night parade.

Coaches don’t forget to have signs with the team name and sponsors name on them and remember to dress the kids in costumes that go with the sponsors name.

City Councilor Eddy Flynn will be the Master of Ceremonies and he will provide all of us with a fun-filled night of merriment with his wit.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be providing the marching music for the kids. The Boston Police Honor Guard will lead the slowest parade in town, as they lead the kids on their route around the track. Some of the officers have been involved with this parade for over 35 years and tell me that this is the one event they look forward to every year, where they get to be right up close with all the kids.

All players should be at the stadium by 5:30 and line up with their team for the start of the parade. Look for the age group and team number on the signs on the fence outside the stadium. Any player who registered, but has not been contacted by a coach  and does not know their team should go to the clubhouse at 4:30 where an information table has been set up.

Please do not come down on the night of the parade to register your child, as we will not be taking any applications at all.

Coaches should be at the clubhouse at 5:00 pm to pick up their jerseys and line up with their teams and have their team sign all set and great costumes on the kids.

So, if you want to have some fun and cheer on the kids then make it a point to be at the stadium Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 pm for the “PARADE OFCHAMPIONS”.